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    Yet another HR thread

    Hello,

    I am going to start training with HR. I am not new to cycling or the methods of it I am semi seasoned. I am new to HR so I was thinking about training with HR this summer to get the most bang for my buck lose more weight get in awesome shape etc.

    My resting heart rate is about 70 bpm (the finger test on the carotid artery)

    I was going to use Sally Edwards formula for testing HR Max

    210 - 1/2 your age - 1% of total body weight (in pounds) + 4 = HRmax

    210- 10- 2+ 4 = 194

    Then for my target heart rate I was going to use the Karvonen method

    THR = ((HRmax HRrest) %Intensity) + HRrest

    THR = ((192-70) * .7) + 70
    THR = (122 * .7) + 70
    THR = 85*70
    THR = 155

    I am going to need to get my heart rate at 155 for 30 minutes in order to be good for me

    am I correct on this or horribley lost
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    There's a "Is this book good for a newbie to training?" thread on here. Get the Friel book. Find tables 4.7 and 4.8. Get your lactate threshold heart rate (LTHR) either by following the 2X20 method in the sticky thread on here, or by warming up for 1/2 hour, then riding either on the flat or on the trainer for 10 minutes all-out and taking your average HR for that 10 minutes. Then you can figure your training zones from that LTHR.

    None of the methods of calculating "target heart rate", none of the online calculators - none - will give you a meaningful result. Every body is different. You have to test yourself.

    Don't test yourself with the finger on the artery thing. Buy a heart rate monitor (HRM). You can't be messing around with your neck while you're riding all out in a tuck. Doesn't work. Plus you can't get average HR, etc. The cheapest Polar HRM will be all you'll need. Cost is only about one tire.

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    210- 10- 2+ 4 = 194

    Am I missing something?

    210-10=200
    200-2=198
    198+4=202

    -D

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    I do not live on the west coast. I was posting at 12 o clock so my math was kind off you can say. I was talking to a friend that was doing HR training. I wanted to give it a try so I kinda messed around with it last night till I can get a HR monitor I was thinking the Polar FS1
    The Ferrari ('05 Bianchi Forza) had a flat (Stupid Glass) the Japanese wagon ('77 Nishiki with Arkel Utility Basket) was in the body shop (On my bench being repainted...repent ye rust)
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    Yep, FS1 is a good choice. Seems to be the cheapest one they make now. I find the beeping when out of zone irritating, but you can probably turn it off.

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